Awareness of God

St. Theophan the Recluse (d. 1894) writes:

“Work with the Jesus Prayer.

May God bless you.

But with the habit of reciting this prayer orally, unite remembrance of the Lord, accompanied by fear and piety.

The principal thing is to walk before God, or under God’s eye, aware that God is looking at you, searching your soul and heart, seeing all that is there.

This awareness is the most powerful lever in the mechanism of the inner spiritual life.” (The Art of Prayer, pp 89-90)

One thought on “Awareness of God

  1. Pingback: We Can't Reach Solitude With A Conversation With God - Writing Contemplative life EssaysWriting Contemplative life Essays

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.